By MELINDA WILLIAMS
Sixty-two people and one dog came out Saturday morning to take part in the New River Trail 5K, which serves as the main fundraiser for Pulaski County High School’s Cross Country and Track team.
Taking first place overall in the run were Jared Hidalgo (18:34) for the males and Lisa Homa (21:52) for the females. Second and third place males were Butch Hudson (20:20) and Brent Lynch (20:24), respectively. Kristi VanCour (21:52) finished second for the women and Akaela Feng (22:36) took third place.
Male and Female masters (age 40+) winners were James Harmon (21:34) and Andi Schrader (27:16), who was accompanied on the run by her dog, Dash.
The race, in its sixth year, begins and ends at Cool Springs and follows the New River Trail.
Other winners were as follows:
Males, 10 and under
Emma Kate Greene
Betty Jo Willard
Males, 60 and older
Pulaski Town Manager John Hawley said participation in the 5K was up from last year. He thanked all sponsors and participants on behalf of the town of Pulaski and the track/cross country team.
All runner times will be posted on the town’s website, www.pulaskitown.org, later this week, according to Hawley.
He also noted that someone left a half-marathon hat at the park. The owner can contact Dave Hart at 994-8624 to arrange a time to pick it up.